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More than food and shopping, Schoen Place is a destination

Situated along the north side of the Erie Canal in Pittsford, Schoen Place and the adjacent Northfield Common offer a distinctive shopping, dining and/or relaxation experience. In many ways, it’s a waterside commerce community all of its own. “It really ...

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Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse: Giving light for 200 years

This year marks the bicentennial anniversary of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, the oldest surviving lighthouse on Lake Ontario. You can find this historic and still functioning lighthouse on a bluff overlooking the mouth of the Genesee River and lake, at 70 ...

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Susan B. Anthony Museum readies for expansion

It’s not unusual for Deborah Hughes to see people moved to tears while touring the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester. “We don’t always know why they are crying, what prompted that emotion, but it’s something we ...

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International Plaza — The heart of Rochester’s Latinx community

Salsa music plays. The smell of bread, kababs and empanadas waft through the air. Colorful, flowing dresses and skirts catch the eye. For over 50 years, the Puerto Rican Festival has celebrated food, culture, dancing and beauty in downtown Rochester. ...

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From food truck to brick and mortar

The journey to the end goal, they say, is often the most fun, and that may very well be the case for several Rochester area on-the-go restaurants. Le Petit Poutine has been serving poutine from food trucks since 2011 but ...

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Take a fishing trip around Rochester

Feel like fishing? From a Great Lake and its tributaries to the waters around historic canal locks, the Rochester region is teeming with opportunities for great catches and beautiful sites. For specific (but not too specific!) spots we sat down ...

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Get Bold & Gritty in Rochester and beyond

When David Paul launched Bold & Gritty in 2020, his goal was to tell stories centered around Black men who were achieving their wildest dreams, and he wanted to use something familiar — coffee — as the vehicle to reach ...

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Cruising on the Erie Canal

According to Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, nearly 80 percent of upstate New Yorkers live within 25 miles of the canal, including the historic villages of Pittsford and Fairport. A stroll along Main Street in both villages — exploring local ...

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Black Button Distilling celebrates 10 years of grain-to-glass spirits

  Jason Barrett admits he did not know what the future would bring when he launched Black Button Distilling. “When I sat down and conceived what it would look like 10 years later, I really didn’t know what that would ...

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Many reasons to ‘Celebrate More’ in the year ahead

Welcome to Rochester, where there is no limit to what you can do — and no reason to do it anywhere else. After seemingly endless disruptions to every aspect of our lives over the past two years, Rochester residents and ...

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Former Business Hall of Fame honorees on how to find meaning in your work (access required)

Given the number of hours we spend at work, it’s natural to want more than a paycheck. Feeling fulfilled, having a sense that one’s work has meaning, is another precious dividend. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to ...

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Home care on the rise, but staffing crunch hit there, too (access required)

Home care agencies are in demand but hampered by the same acute staffing shortages plaguing nursing homes. “As the COVID pandemic escalated and nursing homes were forced to close their doors to visitors, the demand for home health care increased ...

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Area facilities for seniors trying to cope with staffing shortages (access required)

COVID-19 placed unprecedented challenges on nursing home staff, particularly nursing aides. Many chose to leave their jobs, some out of fear of exposure to COVID and some from burnout. Others chose easier work at similar paying jobs in the service ...

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Collaboration a byword of nonprofits during pandemic (access required)

Every business and nonprofit organization has been affected by the pandemic that took the world by storm nearly a year ago, and each of them has had to make sacrifices or change the way they do business and interact with ...

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Wealth management and business banking help drive modern day ESL (access required)

For over 75 years, ESL Federal Credit Union stuck to a traditional consumer banking formula that worked well for the bank, for Eastman Kodak employees and, ultimately, the entire Rochester community. The expansion of services offered into wealth management in ...

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